Blog Tour: Broken (The Outsiders Series) by Jamie Loeak
Author: Jamie Loeak
Series: The Outsiders Series (#1)
Genre: YA Contemporary
Publisher: Self –Published
Two hearts meet in a field.
One is open,The other is a shield.
Two heartbeats,Four hands.
One soul lives between the two of them.
Carter Daniels is a typical runaway. Unsure of who he is or where he’s going, Carter is only sure of one thing: his past is going to stay in the past. But when he gets pulled into the popular crowd at Silver Valley High School, he’s forced to choose: tell the truth about who he is or lie. Lie. And it seems to be working. His parents wanted to get him that cheap apartment because they’re never home. He crashed his car so he doesn’t have one. His weekends are filled because he has to spend time with his parents. But when Carter is forced to open up to an outsider because of an English assignment, everything changes.
There is something he sees in her, an undeniable connection. There is a need to discover what lies behind those sad eyes. But will Carter be able to lower his defenses in order to get past hers? Will he let her in, or will he choose to stay broken?
Vandelya stops shoving her pencil in the spiral of her notebook. She just stares at me. Her green eyes are wide. Her lips are parted, her chest moving up and down quickly. I watch as her gaze falters, as her breathing slows
.I swallow, unsure of what to do or say. I’ve got a temper but I’ve never been like that with someone before, especially someone that I don’t know. But Vandelya is frustrating me rightnow. She reminds me of my mother; she’s refusing to deal with whatever it is she’s runningfrom. And it bothers me so much because she can choose to deal with it; she can choose toface whatever it is. She doesn’t have to lie, to pretend it isn’t there. She can’t ignore it.
Vandelya’s bottom lip quivers slightly.
“Stop,” I order. I know that in that moment it sounds cruel, that is seems heartless, but I didn’t mean it like that; I just can’t stand to see her cry, especially because the last time she cried was because of me too.
“You don’t know anything about me, new kid. Don’t pretend you can tell me what to do or how to feel. You, of all people, shouldn’t judge me based on one thing.” And just like that, without another word, she turns around and rushes out of the library. I sit there for a few minutes, staring at the direction she took off in, and then I pick up my pencil. The list of Vandelya’s questions still sit in front of me and, without thinking, I start working on them.
Other Works by Jamie Loeak
The Chronicles of Light and Darkness
BROKEN BY JAMIE LOEAK
The Outsiders Series
Coming Aug 2015
The Atlantis Novella Serial
Hi there! I’m Jamie Loeak, YA author of the Chronicles of Light and Darkness, The Outsiders Series, the Atlantis Novella Series, and The Star Caster: a novella. Wow! That sounds like a lot for a girl that spent most of high school and college starting – and never finishing! – things. It all started with songs and poetry but the never-finishing part soon transferred to books.
It wasn’t until I started writing Body and Soul, the first book in the Chronicles of Light and Darkness, and my debut book, that I actually finished something. I blame/thank my parents for leaving me to dog sit on their vacation – they left me with a Jeep but I can’t drive stick, so I was literally stranded! However, I managed to finish a book I had been dreaming of for quite a while. So, in all reality, they are the reason that I even began writing.
Other than the story of my beginning, I’ll tell you a few things about myself. I was a special education teacher and now work in compliance (making sure that all aspects of a special education child’s education is legal). My hobbies include: writing – duh! – playing guitar, reading Jane Austen, browsing bookstores, trying to cook and bake, and photography. At night, when I’m falling asleep, I tend to come up with plans for world domination – and not my world domination, but a world where all people are good and do the right thing… I swear, it’ll all happen one day!!!
Five Fun Facts:
1. I’m obsessed with my cat, Charlie.
2. I’m practically paleo but not all the way! (you can see recipes on my blog cottoncreative.blogspot.com)
3. I live in sunny Florida.
4. I’m a neat freak and clean at least every other day.
5. My sister is on the cover of The Star Caster and I took the photo!